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Monthly Archives: September 2017

5 Must-Have Teen Auto Skills

5 Must-Have Teen Auto Skills

Today's message is for inexperienced teenage drivers or brand-new drivers of any age. Even if you don't have your own vehicle, someday you probably will and this is also essential knowledge for using other people's vehicles responsibly. 1. How to check your oil. Take our word for it, you really, really don't want to drive with low oil. Oil is the lifeblood of your automobile and you are in danger of serious damage to the engine if you don't maintain a sufficient level of lubrication. (You may also risk serious damage to your driving privileges.) Equally important: know how often to change your oil. Dirty oil is also dangerous. If you are responsible for maintaining a car, stop by I-86 Truck & Auto Repair and we will let you know how often to change the oil in your particular automobile, as well as ... read more

Auto Fun: What Do Top Athletes Drive?

Auto Fun: What Do Top Athletes Drive?

Sports are a worldwide source of entertainment. Whether you’re a diehard sports fanatic or someone who cares very little about sports, we’re sure you’ve seen the most famous sports stars around! Famous athletes are seen in television advertisements, on billboards, and in the news. Athletes spend a lot of time traveling and it seems like they’re always on the go, but have you ever wondered what these stars drive around in when they have the time? Celebrity athletes make mind-boggling amounts of money. With contracts, endorsements, and sponsors, elite professional athletes make tens of millions of dollars per year! When you’re pulling in that kind of income, there isn’t a vehicle in the world you can't afford. Maybe that's why many of these athletes own fleets of cars. Here's a few: Let&rsquo ... read more

From Raceways to Driveways, Paddle Shifters Go Mainstream

From Raceways to Driveways, Paddle Shifters Go Mainstream

It’s always intriguing for car buffs when an automotive feature or technology exclusive to race cars starts making its way to production cars created for the masses. For example, large aerodynamic spoilers that first appeared on race cars have now been incorporated into street legal autos for years. One innovation that is much less conspicuous is the paddle shifter. If you enjoy driving or the latest auto tech, however, you might want to try them out. What are paddle shifters? Let us explain. Race car makers are always looking for the next technological advancement so that they can gain an edge over their competitors. While transmissions are regularly upgraded, there are few substantial modifications. For a long time, it was either an auto ... read more

What Do You Think? Car or Truck?

What Do You Think? Car or Truck?

Ordinarily, we purchase autos compatible with our needs. Do we need to run children back and forth to school? Or do we need to haul motorcycles and ATVs into the great New York outdoors? Some men and women will always prefer trucks and some will always prefer cars. Let’s discuss a few main points that continue to keep people on either side. If you were to guess the three top selling vehicles in America in 2016, what would your guess be? My guess would probably be a mid-sized sedan. But it turns out that my speculation would be very wrong. First is the Ford F-Series, second is the Chevrolet Silverado, and third is the Dodge Ram. So what makes trucks so popular? People love the fact that most full-size pickup trucks now have seating for five which is just as much seating as a family sedan. This makes running errands, going on road trips, a ... read more

The Few, The Proud, The Cars That Increase in Value

The Few, The Proud, The Cars That Increase in Value

Have you ever seen a car that seemed absurdly pricey when it first came out and then a few years later you see it being sold for a lot less as a used car? That’s the result of depreciation. Today we’re going to look at some cars that have appreciated or depreciated considerably in the past few years. Let’s start with a car from the famous German car maker, Porsche. Back in 2004, Porsche established an absolutely incredible supercar called the Carrera GT. It was a breathtaking two seat supercar with an F1 type V10 engine in it! The original price of this car was an extraordinary $440,000 but due to the limited number made, the Carrera GT at once turned into a highly sought-after car. What did that do to the resale value? It skyrocketed! Not all autos maintain their value like the Carrera GT. Unfortunately, most cars drop in va ... read more